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St. Matthews Lutheran Church of Danube Welcomes You

Christ Crucified. Sins Forgiven.  

Christmas Eve Worship Services are cancelled at both St. Matthew’s, Danube and St. John’s, Renville. 

Christ Day Worship Services

St. Mathew’s, Danube at 9:00 AM, Sunday morning 

St. John’s, Renville at 10:00 AM, Sunday morning

The Children’s service has been moved to this time.


In service to Christ, our family of believers at St. Matthews strive to provide the following:

  • Worship Services   Sunday School     Streaming Worship Services    Bible Classes
  • Confirmation Classes   Adult Information Classes  Scriptural Counseling
  • Choir  Ladies Evening Circle  Marriage Counseling  Grief Support  Shut-in Visitation
  • Youth Ministries, Sunday School,  Little Lambs Learning Center and more


Sunday Morning Worship Schedule 

St. Matthew’s Danube – 9:00 am (Bible Study at 8:15 am) 

St. John’s Renville – 11:00 am (Bible Study at 10:30 am)

St. Matthew Flora Twp. – has decided to close their congregation and join Danube, Renville or Redwood Falls congregations.


Pastor Kuschel’s Last Sunday – July 24 

Pastor Mike Kuschel has accepted the Call to serve First Lutheran Church and School in Elkhorn, WI, and will be leaving our area at the end of July.

Pastor is grateful to God for the 15 years that he was able to serve in Renville County.  Pastor Kuschel, Beth, and the rest of the family are so very thankful for the love and support that they have received from the community throughout the years.  To express their love and appreciation for the members of these local congregations and the members of the community that have meant so much to them over the years, Pastor and his family would like to echo the beautiful sentiment of Christian love and appreciation that the apostle Paul shared in Colossians chapter 1.

3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—5the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel 6that has come to you.

May the Lord continue to strengthen and keep you and cause you to grow in faith and love through a blessed connection with the means of grace: the gospel in Word and Sacrament.

God be with you until we meet again.

Transition Notes: 

Pastor Darren Green (St. John Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls, MN) is serving as our vacancy pastor.  You can contact him at (763) 350-2991.

During the vacancy some adjustments to worship services and other items will need to take place.  Scheduling changes will be announced later this week.

May the Lord be with and guide our congregations during this time of transition.


Call Extended: 

A Call meeting was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Renville on Monday, July 18.  After prayerful consideration and with the Spirit’s guidance, the Tri-parish of St. Matthew Flora Twp, St. Matthew’s Danube, & St. John’s Renville extended a Divine Call to Pastor Nicholas Mount to serve as pastor.  Please keep Pastor Mount and his family in your prayers.

Pastor Nick Mount currently serves a dual parish in Geneva and Grafton, Nebraska.

Learn more about Pastor Mount by reading this wonderful article from Forward in Christ magazine that featured his unique story: Confessions of faith: Mount – WELS


Dear St. Matthew’s Lutheran Family and Friends,

June 24, 2022, was an historic day as the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the legislation that legalized abortion nationwide.  This decision allows individual states to restrict or prohibit abortions.  With solemn thanks we praise God for this decision that may serve to protect the unborn and honor the life that God gives.

Since this is such a “hot” topic it might be easy for us to be silent about the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision.  Or to go to the opposite extreme, we might be tempted to say or post comments that would only be taken as loveless and hateful.

To help you to neither be silent nor loveless, remember Colossians 4:6,  “Let our conversations be always full of

Abortion: What Does God Say?

1. Abortion and the Womb (Part 1)

2. Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)

3. Abortion and the Church

4. Abortion and the Government 

Thinking of an Abortion?

1. No one will know right?

2. Because I’m All Alone


We give thanks for the opportunity to gather together in public worship.  A few changes may remain, but we are excited that we are very much back to our traditional worship practices.

In light of recent CDC statements and out of love for our neighbor we simply ask you to be aware of different approaches that people might take to their own health and safety.  Trust in the Lord, respect the governing authorities, and show love to each other. 

Let’s celebrate being able to gather together again. Let’s celebrate the joy we experience as a family of believers when we worship together—fellowship with each other—serve together—and take the Lord’s supper side by side. Come and join us for worship as we give thanks to God and encourage one another in our love for God and for each other.

“I rejoiced with those who said to me, let us go to the house of the LORD.”

– Psalm 122:1

God’s People Gather – Worship

God’s People Gather – Community

God’s People Gather – Service (1)

God’s People Gather – Lord’s Supper


Introduction to New Hymnal 

We invite you to preview video resources that highlight different parts of the new hymnal including “The Service”, the “Hymns of Christian Worship”.  Follow the link below and work through the presentations by clicking on the tabs in the side column to learn more about this helpful worship tool.

Hymnal Introduction Presentations


Online Worship Services Available 

Online services are still available if you are unable to be with us in person. 

Sunday morning worship services at St. Matthew’s Danube are livestreamed @ 9:30am.

Archived services are also available.

St. Matthew’s YouTube Page

My Worship Notes

Tips for online worship: 

Remove digital distractions – silence notifications, close other tabs and windows, etc.

Worship like you would in church – speak, sing, and pray along with the order of service


Stay Connected with Online Resources

Please Subscribe to St. Matthew’s Danube YouTube page 

Follow us on Facebook for updates  

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give us meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:22-25.


Little Lambs Learning Center

Preschool and Childcare Center

“It’s our plan at Little Lambs to keep your child in Jesus’ hands”

For more information call us:



Stay Connected Wherever You Are

Please consider making use of local radio and online ministries if you are unable to attend worship at your local congregation.  Watch Time of Grace at 10:30 am on Kare 11, or on-demand at www.timeofgrace.org.  Listen to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls 8:00 am service on 97.7 KLGR FM. Or tune in to the Livestream of St. Matthew’s Service {click the Livestream tab listed at the top of our website}.


Let’s Go – Evangelism Bible Class 

We wrapped up this class in August, but the materials remain for you to use for self study or in small group or in home bible class.

This course includes insightful videos that are suitable for personal use or small group settings.  Our class has really enjoyed the fresh perspective that this course takes on sharing the good news of Jesus with others.  We invite you to watch the videos posted below and go through the study guides on your own, with your family, or with a small group of friends.

Follow the link below to download study guides:

Let’s Go – CongServe (welscongregationalservices.net)

Follow the link below to watch or download videos:

Let’s Go – CongServe (welscongregationalservices.net)


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